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Agitation, Vomiting, Erythema, Oedema Peripheral, Auricular Swelling (7720491-8)
on Aug 30, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 7.72 lb, was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: agitation, vomiting, erythema, oedema peripheral, auricular swelling. Rifampin dosage: 310 Mg X 1 Dose Intravenous.
Associated medications used:
  • Vancomycin


Neutropenia, Gingival Bleeding, Bone Marrow Failure, Thrombocytopenia, Lymphocyte Stimulation Test Positive, Purpura, Epistaxis, White Blood Cell Count Decreased (7705320-0)
Patient was taking Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: neutropenia, gingival bleeding, bone marrow failure, thrombocytopenia, lymphocyte stimulation test positive, purpura, epistaxis, white blood cell count decreased on Aug 02, 2011 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • pulmonary tuberculosis
and. Rifampin dosage: 450 Mg;.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pyrazinamide (1000 Mg;)
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride (750 Mg)
  • Isoniazid (300 Mg;)
  • Pyridoxal Phosphate Hydrate (no Pref. Name)
  • Rebamipide (rebamipide)
Patient was hospitalized.

Multi-organ Disorder, Diffuse Alveolar Damage, Eosinophilic Pneumonia, Tachycardia, Lung Infiltration (7705289-9)
Adverse event was reported on Aug 12, 2011 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: Iv) was diagnosed with
  • catheter site infection
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 77 years of age, After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: multi-organ disorder, diffuse alveolar damage, eosinophilic pneumonia, tachycardia, lung infiltration. Patient was hospitalized.

Gamma-glutamyltransferase Abnormal, Inflammation, Eosinophilic Pneumonia (7694306-0)
on Aug 11, 2011 Female from FRANCE , 73 years of age, weighting 198.4 lb, was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: gamma-glutamyltransferase abnormal, inflammation, eosinophilic pneumonia. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Cubicin
  • Cubicin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Cubicin
  • Oxycontin
  • Zyvox
  • Esidrix
  • Cubicin



Hepatitis, Thrombocytopenia, Toxicity To Various Agents, Mononucleosis Syndrome, Neutropenia, Apoptosis (7690983-9)
on Jul 28, 2011 Female from SPAIN , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • antibiotic prophylaxis
and was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: hepatitis, thrombocytopenia, toxicity to various agents, mononucleosis syndrome, neutropenia, apoptosis. Rifampin dosage: 600 Mg; Qd;. Patient was hospitalized.

Tendonitis (7676743-3)
Patient was taking Rifampin And Isoniazid. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: tendonitis on Aug 01, 2011 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: N/A.

Suicidal Ideation, Pyrexia, Lymphadenopathy, Hepatitis, Mononucleosis Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, Encephalopathy, Malaise (7658172-1)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 18, 2011 by a Female taking Rifampin (Dosage: 600 Mg; Qd) was diagnosed with
  • antibiotic prophylaxis
and. Location: SPAIN , 27 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: suicidal ideation, pyrexia, lymphadenopathy, hepatitis, mononucleosis syndrome, depression, anxiety, encephalopathy, malaise. Patient was hospitalized.

Multi-organ Failure, Eosinophilic Pneumonia (7652545-9)
on Jul 18, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • postoperative wound infection
and was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: multi-organ failure, eosinophilic pneumonia. Rifampin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Lower Limb Fracture (7651707-4)
on Jul 27, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: lower limb fracture. Rifampin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (7639567-9)
Patient was taking Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased on Jul 08, 2011 from KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • renal tuberculosis
and. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
Patient was hospitalized.

Thrombocytopenia, Granulocytes Maturation Arrest, Pneumonia, Neutropenia (7638324-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 27, 2011 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 182.1 lb, Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: thrombocytopenia, granulocytes maturation arrest, pneumonia, neutropenia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nafcillin (2g)
  • Nafcillin (2g)
Patient was hospitalized.

Malignant Melanoma (7635591-0)
on Jul 06, 2011 Female from FRANCE , 59 years of age, was treated with Rifampin And Isoniazid. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: malignant melanoma. Rifampin And Isoniazid dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Kineret (200 Mg (200 Mg,1 In 1 D) Subcutaneous)
  • Celebrex (4 Dosage Forms (2 Dosage Forms,2 In 1 D) Oral)


Renal Failure, Anaemia, Hepatic Failure, Cholestasis (7628321-X)
on Jul 21, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 166.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • osteomyelitis
and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: renal failure, anaemia, hepatic failure, cholestasis. Rifampin dosage: 600 Mg Every Day Other. Patient was hospitalized.

Gait Disturbance, Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Ventricular Extrasystoles, Pyrexia, Tuberculosis Bladder, Loss Of Consciousness, Syncope (7625635-4)
Patient was taking Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: gait disturbance, hypertension, arrhythmia, ventricular extrasystoles, pyrexia, tuberculosis bladder, loss of consciousness, syncope on Jun 28, 2011 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and. Rifampin dosage: 600 Mg, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride (400 Mg, Tid)
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Isoniazid (300 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Angioedema, Skin Test Positive (7625281-2)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 28, 2011 by a Female taking Rifampin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis ureter
and. Location: KOREA, REPUBLIC OF , 72 years of age, After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: angioedema, skin test positive.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
Patient was hospitalized.

Jaundice, Renal Failure, Hepatomegaly (7615834-X)
on Jun 24, 2011 Patient from TUNISIA , 37 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: jaundice, renal failure, hepatomegaly. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Isoniazid


Anaphylactic Reaction, Pyrexia (7615833-8)
on Jun 24, 2011 Patient from TUNISIA , 39 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: anaphylactic reaction, pyrexia. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Streptomycin


Pyrexia, Candidiasis, Respiratory Failure, No Therapeutic Response, Leukocytosis, Left Ventricular Failure, Aortic Valve Disease (7609201-2)
Patient was taking Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: pyrexia, candidiasis, respiratory failure, no therapeutic response, leukocytosis, left ventricular failure, aortic valve disease on Jun 21, 2011 from TURKEY Additional patient health information: Male , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • brucellosis
and. Rifampin dosage: 600 Mg; Qd; Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Trimethoprim
  • Gentamicin
  • Vancomycin
  • Doxycycline
  • Sulfamethoxazole
Patient was hospitalized.

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Circulatory Collapse, Oral Candidiasis, Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia (7604264-2)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 16, 2011 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and. Location: COTE D'IVOIRE , 53 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: toxic epidermal necrolysis, circulatory collapse, oral candidiasis, normochromic normocytic anaemia.
Associated medications used:
  • Cotrim
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure Acute, Kidney Enlargement, Tubulointerstitial Nephritis, Haemodialysis (7601481-2)
on Jun 15, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 35 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • hidradenitis
and was treated with Rifampin. Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: renal failure acute, kidney enlargement, tubulointerstitial nephritis, haemodialysis. Rifampin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Hyperhidrosis, Thrombocytopenia (7583403-6)
on Jun 08, 2011 Male from TUNISIA , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: pyrexia, hyperhidrosis, thrombocytopenia. Rifampin dosage: 10 Mg/kg;od.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Isoniazid


Dyspnoea, Thrombocytopenia, Pleural Effusion, Haemoptysis, Hyperhidrosis, Cough (7583401-2)
Patient was taking Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: dyspnoea, thrombocytopenia, pleural effusion, haemoptysis, hyperhidrosis, cough on Jun 08, 2011 from TUNISIA Additional patient health information: Male , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Isoniazid
Patient was hospitalized.

Tremor, Hallucination, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Diarrhoea (7583011-7)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 24, 2011 by a Male taking Rifampin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • abscess
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 150.0 lb, Patient felt the following Rifampin side effects: tremor, hallucination, psychomotor hyperactivity, insomnia, diarrhoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Levaquin
Patient was hospitalized.

Dermatitis Bullous, Anaemia, Oral Candidiasis, Circulatory Collapse, Skin Lesion, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (7572748-1)
on Jun 03, 2011 Male from FRANCE , 32 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and was treated with Rifampin. After Rifampin was administered, patient encountered several Rifampin side effects: dermatitis bullous, anaemia, oral candidiasis, circulatory collapse, skin lesion, toxic epidermal necrolysis. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Isoniazid
  • Ethambutol Hydrochloride
  • Pyrazinamide
Patient was hospitalized.

Oral Candidiasis, Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia, Circulatory Collapse, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Asthenia (7572697-9)
on Jun 03, 2011 Male from COTE D'IVOIRE , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • tuberculosis
and was treated with Rifampin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Rifampin side effects: oral candidiasis, normochromic normocytic anaemia, circulatory collapse, toxic epidermal necrolysis, asthenia. Rifampin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Cotrim
Patient was hospitalized.

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Alternative RIFAMPIN Names:ISONARIF RIFADIN RIFADIN IV RIFAMATE RIFATER

Active Ingredient: ISONIAZID RIFAMPIN

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 237. View Rifampin Adverse Reports

Rifampin safety alerts: 2003

Reported deaths: 47

Reported hospitalizations: 95

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